Health insurance Current Affairs, GK & News

Swasthya Sathi Scheme: Key Highlights

Swasthya Sathi scheme is a health insurance scheme of the West Bengal government. It was launched in 2016 and it has now been expanded to cover the state’s entire population. It provides basic health cover for secondary and tertiary care up to 5 lakh INR per annum per family. Both state-run and private hospitals are ..

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SC issues Notice over health insurance for Mental Illness

On June 16, 2020, the Supreme Court of India issued notice to the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA) and the Union Government on providing Health Insurance for mental illness. Highlights In 2018, the IRDA had issued a circular asking all insurance companies to comply with the Mental Healthcare Act. According to the act, the mental ..

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Arogya Sanjeevani Insurance Policy: IRDAI launches Guidelines

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has provided guidelines for the health insurance providers to implement Arogya Sanjeevani Insurance Policy. The regulator had earlier made it mandatory for the insurance providers to frame a policy to provide basic coverage to at least 55% of Indian population. About the policy The “Arogya Sanjeevani ..

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Insurance Scheme for Health Care Workers fighting COVID-19

On March 29, 2020, the Government of India approved insurance scheme for health workers that are fighting against Corona Virus. The Scheme was announced under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package that was announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman on March 26, 2020. Key Features of the Scheme Under the scheme, the health workers are ..

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Ayushman Bharat PMJAY for COVID-19

The government has announced that the beneficiaries of the Ayushman Bharat PMJAY will be eligible for free treatment for the symptoms of COVID-19. Ayushman Bharat PMJAY The Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana is a component of the umbrella health scheme (Ayushman Bharat). It was launched in 2018 as the largest health insurance scheme ..

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